The Wrong Ending
by KindKit

This is the wrong ending. It's backwards and warped, a reflection in a crooked mirror; if Giles could just make his eyes work properly, everything would change. He wouldn't be standing by this mound of earth, wouldn't be thinking about the gravestone that isn't here yet. That's being carved with the wrong name, the wrong dates — impossible dates that don't even add up to forty years.

Oz wasn't supposed to die first. Giles is old; this should be his grave. He should be dead, feeling nothing, and Oz, who was young enough to bear it, should be standing here alone.